Excellent! Thank you so much for your detailed response - it sounds like you have thoroughly thought out and considered the gender implications within your proposed project, which is great to see. Look forward to hearing from you. All the best!
I’m very interested in this project as I’m currently placed in Uganda and work in the field of gender and education. I’m intrigued by many of the comprehensive components that are outlined in the above description. Engaging men and boys in active learning by harnessing the role of a father will have strong impacts on development, relationships, and education. This will, no doubt, have positive holistic outcomes in terms of learning environments within family and community structures. A major strength I can see from this project would be the peer-related learning that will occur among fathers. Not only will this create a positive embodiment of masculinity, it will challenge socio-cultural norms that perpetuate negative behaviors. For example, by promoting positive masculinities through peer-learning among men and positive role modeling by fathers to sons, potentially negative learned behaviors, gender-based violence in particular, might be prevented. My question is: will learning activities, materials and discussions (i.e. radio shows) engage men and boys as social justice allies to challenge gender inequalities? In what way? Finally, how will women and girls be included in this process to ensure that targeted learning to men and boys is also inclusive of women? Thanks and good luck!